Programs

CEMS Master's in International Management

Student Profile

CEMS selects candidates who aspire to grow as international business leaders and global citizens. We expect applicants to demonstrate:

  • Intellectual potential & critical thinking;
     
  • Academic excellence;
     
  • Personal drive, initiative & impact;
     
  • Interpersonal competencies;
     
  • The ability for self-reflection;
     
  • A sense of accountability & responsibility;
     
  • International openness & cross-cultural aptitude.

Now, let’s take it step by step

  • 1st intake: Applications for the Fall Intake open February 1st, 2019 and will close May 1st, 2019, at 10:59 p.m. (GMT. Greenwich Mean Time). Early applications are recommended.
  • 2nd intake: From 14 to 20 October, for students who are already enrolled at Nova SBE and meet all necessary requirements upon application.
  • English CV with photo;
  • Proof of English proficiency with one of following certificates and minimum scores:
    - TOEFL iBT minimum score – 100
    - IELTS Academic minimum score – 7.0
    - CPE minimum grade of C
    - CAE minimum grade of B
    - BEC Higher minimum grade of B
    - Have passed one of the CEMS-accredited local English exams
    - A-level GCSE issued in Singapore
    - Have a Bachelor's diploma entirely taught in English from an English speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution
  • Up-to-date undergraduate transcript with courses, grades, and ECTS;
  • Proof of ability in a second foreign language, if available;
  • Language template dully filled (download here);
  • Motivation Video addressing the following topics (max. 6min):
    • How will you contribute to the CEMS MIM program?
    • Describe a personal experience of success and what did you learn from it.
    • Describe a personal experience of failure and what did you learn from it.

This video should feature the candidate answering these topics. The 6 minutes should be equally divided between the three questions as each of them will represent 1/3 of our evaluation. Any information provided over this time limit will not be considered. There are two options for submitting the video, guaranteeing your privacy: i) YouTube link (unlisted video) or ii) Vimeo link with a password. The link should be sent as a pdf in the CEMS application under the section “files.”

Students can apply to one of these Masters’ before or at the same time as they apply to the MIM program. 

Phase 1) Application

Apply for one of Nova SBE’s Masters’ in Economics, Finance or Management mentioning your interest in applying to the CEMS MIM program, and immediately after, submit the online application for the CEMS MIM program, under “Nova School of Business & Economics.” At this stage, you will need the required documentation and media mentioned above.

These are two separate application processes - students must submit both application forms.

Phase 2) Assessment

Candidates who are accepted into one of Nova SBE Masters’ and whose application is pre-selected are invited to the Assessment Center - either in person or via Skype. The Assessment Center will consist of a short presentation on a specific topic to a jury of Nova SBE Professors. Assessments are scheduled once a month in March, April, and May so early applications are recommended.

Phase 3) Decision

The decision is communicated shortly after the Assessment Center via email. If there are further questions, an additional interview might be requested.

Phase 4) Enrollment

Students must first enroll on the Nova SBE Master’s program they chose. The CEMS MIM enrollment is confirmed once the payment of a €1500 fee (deductible from the total fee) is made.